Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

by Michael O'Leary
     
 

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These beautifully told folk tales, brought vividly to life by Marcel O'Leary's graphic illustrations, have been collected by the author over his years of working as a greenkeeper, gardener, teacher and storyteller in Hampshire. Many are published here for the first time, and others have evolved through countless retellings in Hampshire schools, festivals, fetes and…  See more details below

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These beautifully told folk tales, brought vividly to life by Marcel O'Leary's graphic illustrations, have been collected by the author over his years of working as a greenkeeper, gardener, teacher and storyteller in Hampshire. Many are published here for the first time, and others have evolved through countless retellings in Hampshire schools, festivals, fetes and events. Featuring dark tales of muderous kings and commoners, wild women, screaming skulls, galloping plague coaches, dragons dancing themselves to death, giants, and wandering corpses, combined with humorous stories and evocative tales of love, lust and passion, this book takes the reader beyond the written page and reveals the wonders that lie within the Hampshire landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752477541
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
630 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michael O'Leary, a professional storyteller, first came to Hampshire in 1977 as a greenkeeper in the Meon Valley - where he heard all sorts of stories. After years of research and of study, during which he has collected hundreds of Hampshire tales, he presents the best folk stories of the region here.
Professional storyteller Michael O'Leary worked as a greenkeeper in the Meon Valley before moving to Southampton as a gardener. He gained a degree in geography from Southampton University and later became a teacher, before becoming a full-time storyteller in 1994, spending the last twenty years travelling throughout Britain and Ireland and visiting schools and libraries, and storytelling festivals.

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